Cathleen Kong '20

Major: Computer Science
College: Wilson
International Experience: University of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

I was born in Rockville, Maryland. My parents are both from China and immigrated to the US in 1996. I lived in China for my first two years while my parents were finishing up their Masters' degrees, and I have lived in Maryland ever since. In middle school, I was in a humanities magnet program where I took intensive courses in writing and media production. In high school, I was in the International Baccalaureate program, and did lots of tutoring, art, and was on our school’s volleyball team. I am a BSE COS major at Princeton and pursuing a certificate in East Asian Studies. I am also interested in art history and have taken many courses in the area. On campus, I am a member of the Student Advisory Board for the Princeton Art Museum, and do arts volunteering through the Pace center. I am a Lab TA for introductory computer science classes. I was a Community Action orientation leader my sophomore and junior years, and was a BSE interactor last year. I have also been a tour guide for the Engineering Quadrangle, a technical team member of Engineers Without Borders, a design editor for Princeton’s student travel magazine, and a marketing director for Princeton’s student food publication. I hope to pursue a career in the digital humanities in the future. My hobbies include art, running, cooking, and traveling. Since I was young, my family and I have traveled around the world, and I was glad I had the opportunity to study abroad in Scotland last semester. I took courses in the University of Edinburgh’s Informatics program and a course in Scottish culture. During my time there, I met students from around the world, got exposure to their Informatics program, and traveled. In addition, I was design editor for an art magazine on campus.

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